Figurative Language Quiz
The flame in the candle danced in the dark.
An extreme exaggeration used for effect
Did you pay through the nose for your new Nike Blazers?
What type of figurative language is shown?
The flower hugged the earth after being blown over by the storm.
Silly Sammy swam so smoothly’ is an example of:
A. Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it
B. Big exaggeration, usually with humor
C. A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as
D. The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables
BAM! The door shut behind me.
Which of these is an example of hyperbole.
A. Tod was as sleepy as a bear.
B. Bam! The door slammed shut after a gust of wind came up.
C. Mr. Sal had to remove a desk because one of its legs was broken.
D. Tammy nearly starved to death because she skipped breakfast.
“Crack” went the bat as the pitcher hit a home run.
“I am as hungry as a bear!” The kind of figurative language used here is _______
A. simile and personification
It is raining cats and dogs out there!
What is a metaphor?
A. Comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeness between them
B. A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as
C. Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it
D. Big exaggeration, usually with humor
The clock on the wall laughed at me as I tried to finish my test before class ended.
A comparison between 2 unlike things without using ‘like’ or ‘as’
Polly Peters positively played Ping-Pong.
What is personification
A. Giving human qualities to a human
B. Giving non living qualities to living things
C. Comparing something to a nonliving thing.
D. Giving human qualities to a non human things
Simile or Metaphor?
My sister is like an angel in my life.
What is onomatopoeia?
A. Words that sound like what they mean
B. an exaggerated statement
C. a comparison using like, as, or than
D. an expression not meant to be taken literally (ex. On cloud 9, raining cats and dogs)
What’s the meaning of this simile?
“My mom can be as fiery as a volcano when I don’t do my chores on time.”
A. Her hair is red.
B. She talks really loudly.
C. She gets really angry.
D. She spits when she talks.
These shoes take 50 million years to put on.
A figure of speech in which and object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
What’s the meaning of this metaphor?
“After all the fans left the stadium, the bleachers were a disaster area.”
A. Trash and leftover food and drinks littered the ground.
B. Lots of caution tape was used to block off sections.
C. Reporters were everywhere trying to catch a story.
D. After the game, a tornado hit.
a common phrase that has an alternative or figurative meaning different to the literal words being used.
Simile or Metaphor:
The city is a sea of sadness.
“The raindrops danced on the tabletop.” The kind of figurative language used here is _______
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